This week, Salt & Pine celebrated it’s first birthday! A year ago, we sort of accidentally announced Salt & Pine to the world (you can read how here) and we were not totally prepared for the adventure we were about to go on. In the past year we made 4 trips to Washington, and shot 17 engagement sessions and 6 weddings all over the Pacific Northwest. We couldn’t have done any of it without all the amazing people in our lives. From our photography community to the couples who have trusted us to capture their love stories – it was YOU who made this move possible!
Speaking of the move… we’re officially all moved into our log cabin in Silverdale, Washington! An amazing alignment of circumstances lead us to our little log cabin in the woods, and calling the Kitsap Peninsula home. We’ve done some exploring and among other things, blackberry bushes in our front yard and a county park with trails just 3 minutes down the road have made us so thankful to be living that amazing PNW lifestyle. Oh, and coffee. LOTS of coffee. Joe even discovered white coffee, and loves it. (and that is saying something, since he crinkles his nose at even the slightest hint of coffee). We’re so excited to share the first photo of our new house with you!
There is one particular person who we absolutely couldn’t have made this move without, and that is our incredible realtor, Jessica. (from ERA High Pointe in Manhattan, KS if anyone is looking for one!!) We are always amazed at the amazing relationships we develop through our job, and we are so thankful we became friends with Jessica and Jeff after we shot their wedding last year. Jessica made prepping, listing and selling our house easy – even with all of our crazy requirements of closing dates so we could successfully move halfway across the country in the middle of our crazy wedding season. Jessica, you are the bomb, and we are so, so thankful for you.
We’re also crazy thankful for all the amazing couples who trusted in our crazy dream to move out to Washington. Every “hope the move is going well” at the end of your e-mails, invitations out to dinner and drinks when we get settled, and suggestions of things to do have made us feel like we already had a community to come “home” to in Washington. We love you guys, and you truly are like our little Salt and Pine family. We can’t wait to have everyone out to our home for a fun get-together!
So, Happy Birthday, Salt & Pine. And here’s to many more adventures and years to come!
-Darryl Ann & Joe